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Petition From A Girl On FGM

READ HER PETITION and Sign it Friends, We have to join hands to make this planet more livable, especially for GIRLS, whose situation is still vulnerable in many countries, let us try to eliminate  some evil practices or just try to fight against them. Dear Readers, I was surrounded by unknown women. I was scared and […]

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Passport Rules Changed In India

Birth certificates not needed any more In a move to speed up and simplify the passport delivery process, the government on Friday announced a series of steps that would help single mothers, orphaned children, and sadhus obtain passports with ease. Announcing the changes that will relax the need for birth certificates in the application

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My Never Ending Pain

At the age of seven, I was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Mumbai, in a most unhygienic and clandestine manner. The shock and trauma of that day are still with me. Like me, there are thousands of my Dawoodi Bohra sisters who have been subjected to genital cutting as children and even today […]

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India Insights

Maneka Gandhi’s Response @ Change.org( A Petition By An Indian)

Dear People, I have received a petition from Change.org where a mother and daughter have insisted that father’s name should not be mentioned in the passport. The petition involved a case where the father had abandoned the mother and the Court had granted custody of the child to the mother. The current guidelines for passports […]

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Reservation In United India

Why do people earning over Rs 10 lakhs need reservation? We have just seen two unnecessary subsidies removed. The LPG subsidy was removed for people earning more than Rs.10 lakhs per annum. The Parliament Canteen food subsidy was removed for MPs. Reservation was provided in our constitution to enable under-privileged sections of Indian society. It was provisioned […]

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A Petition From An Indian

I am a single parent. My Husband abandoned my daughter and me when she was born just because she was a girl. He never looked back and doesn’t even care whether we’re dead or alive. Recently, I applied for the passport of my daughter. My daughter doesn’t want her father’s name on the document. Our […]